Libre Music Production project launched

Libre Music Production project launched

Perplexed by the way music is made on Linux? A group of free software advocates launched a new website that aims to explain both basics and specifics of using various Linux apps and plugins for composing, mixing and mastering music.

Libre Music Production is collaboration between Staffan Melin, Gabriel Nordeborn, and Conor McCormack. Essentially, it's a project by musicians for musicians.

The new project is a long missing link between experienced Linux audio users and newbies who want hands-on information about libre tools for making music. It focuses on delivering both workflow explanations and detailed tutorials, with an outlook to post relevant news to keep users in the loop regarding software updates.

The quality of materials that have already been published is rather impressive. E.g. Paul Davis, original developer of JACK and lead developer of Ardour (free/libre DAW) already called the introduction to JACK probably the best material on the topic currently available online.

Gabriel Nordeborn, who has released several albums made mostly with libre software, is currently considering to move his existing publications (tutorials and short interviews with developers and users) from zthmusic.com over to Libre Music Production.

For Staffan Melin this is the second project of this kind. In 2012, he launched Libre Graphics Production with a similar goal — to document a recommended desktop publishing workflow involving Scribus, GIMP, and Inkscape.

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  1. Hi Alexandre. Thanks for covering this. The link to the JACK guide is broken (we were fixing up links on the website earlier). Apologies about that,

    Conor

  2. Alexandre Prokoudine 19 August 2014 at 6:42 pm

    The links works again, although I’m surprised to see that many consecutive hyphens in a single URL :)

  3. Great news! I tried to produce some music in Linux some years ago and got almost completely lost. This may help me give it a second chance.

  4. This will be great, the tools on Linux have always suffered from lack of user friendly guides.

  5. Linux has been such a pain to use in these purposes..This gives me some good hopes to try working with it again.

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